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Immerse yourself in the forest. Tune into your senses. Reconnect with nature. Time spent under the canopy of trees gives us a boost that is both physical and mental.

Use the menu above to find out more about Forest Bathing+ and where you can join us.

About

Forest bathing is the deeply relaxing experience of immersing yourself in the woods, taking in the forest through your senses.

The practice originated in Japan, where studies have shown a large range of potential benefits including reducing stress, boosting the immune system, and decreasing feelings of anxiety and depression. Click here for more on the science behind forest bathing.

Wilder Lives sessions are led by Liz Burfield, who loves forest bathing for its combination of mindfulness and time in nature. Click here for more information about Liz and her approach to forest bathing.

You can also find out more about what actually happens in a session, or check out some of the comments from previous participants.

Events

We run monthly events at RSPB The Lodge (Sandy, Bedfordshire) and Salcey Forest (Northamptonshire) – see below for our 2024 calendar, including summer evening specials!

  • Evening nature connection series at The Lodge – get out mid-week and enjoy summer evenings in this beautiful reserve. Highlighting a different theme each session, this series will help you strengthen your relationship with the natural world and gain tools to support body and mind. Starting in May – attend any sessions you like, or book the whole series and save.
  • Mini-retreats at Salcey – yoga with Time Seekers, a chance to drink, eat and chat, followed by forest bathing. The perfect start to your Sunday! Next date: Sunday 28th July.
  • Summer specials at Salcey – join us for the afternoon, the evening – or come for both and bring your own picnic to enjoy in the woods in between! Discounts available when booking afternoon and evening together – running monthly from May to August.

Our locations

Salcey lies between Milton Keynes and Northampton – it was once part of a medieval royal hunting forest and is still home to ancient oaks.

RSPB The Lodge is near Sandy, just off the A1 in the beautiful Greensand Country area of Bedfordshire. A firm favourite with lovely winding trails among oak, chestnut and birch.

Join us to explore and experience these special places in a totally new way!

2024 Calendar

NB – All tickets can be found on Eventbrite here: RSPB The Lodge tickets / Salcey Forest tickets. The links below will take you to the booking page for that specific session.

DateTimeLocationMore details and ticketing
8th May6.30-8.30pmRSPB The LodgeNature connection series (discount for booking multiple sessions – click link)
10th May1.30-5.30pmSalcey ForestMini-retreat: yoga and forest bathing
14th May12-1pm and 3-4pmForest of Marston ValeFREE Nature connection taster walks as part of a wellbeing event for Mental Health Awareness Week
22nd May6.30-8.30pmRSPB The LodgeNature connection series
6th June6.30-8.30pmRSPB The LodgeNature connection series
7th June2-5pmSalcey ForestUnwind in the woods summer special – afternoon (click link for offer!)
7th June6.30-8.30pmSalcey ForestUnwind in the woods summer special – evening (click link for offer!)
8th June9.30am-12.30pmRSPB The LodgeIntroduction to Forest Bathing+
20th June6.30-8.30pmRSPB The LodgeNature connection series
4th July6.30-8.30pmRSPB The LodgeNature connection series
6th July2-5pmSalcey ForestUnwind in the woods summer special – afternoon (see ticketing link for offer!)
6th July6.30-8.30pmSalcey ForestUnwind in the woods summer special – evening (see ticketing link for offer!)
12th July10am-1pmRSPB The LodgeIntroduction to Forest Bathing+
18th July6.30-8.30pmRSPB The LodgeNature connection series
28th July8.30am-12.30pmSalcey ForestMini-retreat: yoga and forest bathing
2nd August1.30-4.30pmSalcey ForestUnwind in the woods summer special – afternoon (see ticketing link for offer!)
2nd August6-8pmSalcey ForestUnwind in the woods summer special – evening (see ticketing link for offer!)
3rd August9.30am-12.30pmRSPB The LodgeIntroduction to Forest Bathing+
1st Sept1-3pmSalcey ForestUnwind in the woods
6th Sept10am-1pmRSPB The LodgeIntroduction to Forest Bathing+
5th Oct9.30am-12.30pmRSPB The LodgeIntroduction to Forest Bathing+
11th Oct1-3pmSalcey ForestUnwind in the woods
2nd Nov1-3pmSalcey ForestUnwind in the woods
8th Nov1-3pmRSPB The LodgeIntroduction to Forest Bathing+
6th Dec1-3pmSalcey ForestUnwind in the woods
7th Dec1-3pmRSPB The LodgeIntroduction to Forest Bathing+

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Contact

For booking, please use the links provided in the relevant event posts.

For more information or any questions, please contact Liz Burfield

liz@wilderlives.co.uk

07779724818